Using Categories for Stories

Categories can be applied to stories to help users view a list of similar content.

Add a new Category

  1. Click "Structure" and then "Taxonomy" in the admin toolbar.
  2. Click "List terms" next to the name of the vocabulary you wish to edit. On a School site this will be "Categories". For a Collection, it will be something like "Alumni Business Collection - Class Year". If you are working in an Office site, it will be named "News Categories - [Name of your Office]".
  3. Click "+ Add term".
  4. Enter the Name of the category and click "Save".

Adding the Category to your Menu

This step is not required if you are working in a Collection. The category will be automatically added to your menu.

You may wish to link to the category page you just created. For example, you might have a menu on your Newsroom page which lists the categories associated with that Newsroom.

After completing the steps in the Add a new Category section above, you will then see your new category in the list of terms. Click it and copy the URL. Now you need to add a link to the category to your site's navigation menu.

  1. Click "Structure" and then "Menus" in the admin toolbar.
  2. Click "List links" next to the name of the menu where you'd like to add the category link, for example "News".
  3. Click "+ Add link".
  4. Enter the name of the category in "Menu link title" and paste the URL into the "Link" field.
  5. Under "Menu link position preview" click on the name of the page you'd like to be the parent. This is probably the homepage of your newsroom.
  6. Click "Save".
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